Carriageworks: 2018 Keir Choreographic Award Public Program

Carriageworks has released the public program for the 2018 Keir Choreographic Award (KCA), Australia’s first major choreographic award, which offers performances, workshops and discussions facilitated by KCA jurors dealing with themes including black dance, body memory and rewriting history.

Eszter Salamon, Replay, 2018, Courtesy: Katrin Schoof

This year’s judges comprised of choreographers and performers from different regions of the globe, who have nominated a group of eight artistic performers: Nana Biluš Abaffy, Branch Nebula (Lee Wilson and Mirabelle Wouters), Luke George, Amrita Hepi, Prue Lang, Melanie Lane, Bhenji Ra and Lillian Steiner scheduled to present at Melbourne’s Dancehouse and Sydney’s Carriageworks during the month of March; with the winners of two accolades of a combined total of $40,000 due to be announced on Saturday 17 March, 2018.

Some of the highlights of the program are Brussels-based American choreographer Meg Stuart’s solo performances and masterclasses at Carriageworks; local dancer Lucy Guerin conducting a collaborative workshop for emerging Western Sydney artists with disabilities at Campbelltown Arts Centre; and, Hungarian choreographer, dancer and performer, Eszter Salamon speaking at the National Gallery of Australia, presenting a seminar in conjunction with the University of New South Wales and leading a choreographic lab at Critical Path, Sydney.


Sydney Public Program: 27 February to 20 March, 2018
Dancehouse, Melbourne: 6 to 10 March, 2018
Carriageworks, Sydney: 15 to 17 March, 2018